When summer finally arrives each year, there’s so much to look forward to — time at the beach, pool parties, BBQ’s and no judgement about drinking a glass of rosé at lunch.
Summer is also a great time for entertaining. But if you’ve grown bored with the cocktail options you’ve been serving for the last few summers, it’s time to shake things up with these new summer drink trends. Trust us: your guests will thank you!
If You Like Smoothies, You’ll Love…Wine Slushies
Is there anything better than starting a hot summer morning with a fruit-filled ice smoothie? Apparently, there is: starting your summer happy hour with a wine slushy. These popular new drinks are not only refreshing, they also happen to be very easy to make. All you need is your favorite bottle of dry white or rosé wine (or even champagne for an extra kick!), ice, fruit and a blender.
If You Like Fruit Salad, You’ll Love…Fruity White Sangria
Fresh summer fruit is one of the highlights of summer and there’s nothing wrong with getting your daily dose of fresh fruits in a cocktail. Sangria is a summer favorite and if you’re interested in switching it up from the standard red wine sangria, try white wine instead. Brisk and refreshing, these sangrias offer a bonus at the bottom of every glass: juicy summer fruit.
If You Like Watermelon, You’ll Love…Watermelon Tequila Cocktails
Watermelon is perhaps the most quintessential summer fruit. Juicy, sweet and delicious, this versatile fruit can be used in salads (just add mint and feta), pizza and even tacos, so why not turn them into a cocktail?
Bobby Flay created a mouth-watering watermelon tequila cocktail that also incorporates blueberry and mint.
If You Like Popsicles, You’ll Love…Poptails
Who said popsicles were just for kids? While you may have upgraded your rocket popsicles from the ice cream truck to Frozfruit Bars in recent years, popsicles have grown up this summer. Easy to make with a variety of ingredients a popsicle mold and sticks, Poptails are sure to make your next get together a memorable one.
What is your favorite summer drink? Let us know in the comments.
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